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Slovenia Reciprocity Schedule
A-1 None Multiple 60 Months A-2 None Multiple 60 Months A-3 1 None Multiple 24 Months B-1 None Multiple 120 Months B-2 None Multiple 120 Months B-1/B-2 None Multiple 120 Months C-1 None Multiple 120 Months C-1/D None Multiple 120 Months C-2 None Multiple 12 Months C-3 None Multiple 48 Months CW-1 11 None Multiple 12 Months CW-2 11 None Multiple 12 Months D None Multiple 120 Months E-1 2 None Multiple 60 Months E-2 2 None Multiple 60 Months E-2C 12 None Multiple 24 Months F-1 None Multiple 60 Months F-2 None Multiple 60 Months G-1 None Multiple 60 Months G-2 None Multiple 60 Months G-3 None One 60 Months G-4 None Multiple 60 Months G-5 1 None Multiple 24 Months H-1B None Multiple 60 Months 3 H-1C None Multiple 60 Months 3 H-2A None Multiple 60 Months 3 H-2B None Multiple 60 Months 3 H-2R None Multiple 60 Months 3 H-3 None Multiple 60 Months 3 H-4 None Multiple 60 Months 3 I None Multiple 60 Months J-1 4 None Multiple 60 Months J-2 4 None Multiple 60 Months K-1 None One 6 Months K-2 None One 6 Months K-3 None Multiple 24 Months K-4 None Multiple 24 Months L-1 None Multiple 60 Months L-2 None Multiple 60 Months M-1 None Multiple 60 Months M-2 None Multiple 60 Months N-8 None Multiple 60 Months N-9 None Multiple 60 Months NATO 1-6 10 None Multiple 60 Months NATO-7 1 None Multiple 24 Months O-1 None Multiple 60 Months 3 O-2 None Multiple 60 Months 3 O-3 None Multiple 60 Months 3 P-1 None Multiple 60 Months 3 P-2 None Multiple 60 Months 3 P-3 None Multiple 60 Months 3 P-4 None Multiple 60 Months 3 Q-1 6 None Multiple 15 Months 3 R-1 None Multiple 60 Months R-2 None Multiple 60 Months S-5 7 None One 1 Month S-6 7 None One 1 Month S-7 7 None One 1 Month T-1 9 N/A N/A N/A T-2 None One 6 Months T-3 None One 6 Months T-4 None One 6 Months T-5 None One 6 Months T-6 None One 6 Months TD 5 N/A N/A N/A U-1 None Multiple 48 Months U-2 None Multiple 48 Months U-3 None Multiple 48 Months U-4 None Multiple 48 Months U-5 None Multiple 48 Months V-1 None Multiple 60 Months V-2 None Multiple 60 Months 8 V-3 None Multiple 60 Months 8
Visa Category Footnotes
The validity of A-3, G-5, and NATO 7 visas may not exceed the validity of the visa issued to the person who is employing the applicant. The "employer" would have one of the following visa classifications:
- G-1 through G-4
- NATO 1 through NATO 6
An E-1 and E-2 visa may be issued only to a principal alien who is a national of a country having a treaty, or its equivalent, with the United States. E-1 and E-2 visas may not be issued to a principal alien if he/she is a stateless resident. The spouse and children of an E-1 or E-2 principal alien are accorded derivative E-1 or E-2 status following the reciprocity schedule, including any reciprocity fees, of the principle alien’s country of nationality.
Example: John Doe is a national of the country of Z that has an E-1/E-2 treaty with the U.S. His wife and child are nationals of the country of Y which has no treaty with the U.S. The wife and child would, therefore, be entitled to derivative status and receive the same reciprocity as Mr. Doe, the principal visa holder.
The validity of H-1 through H-3, O-1 and O-2, P-1 through P-3, and Q visas may not exceed the period of validity of the approved petition or the number of months shown, whichever is less.
Under 8 CFR §214.2, H-2A and H-2B petitions may generally only be approved for nationals of countries that the Secretary of Homeland Security has designated as participating countries. The current list of eligible countries is available on USCIS's website for both H-2A and H-2B visas. Nationals of countries not on this list may be the beneficiary of an approved H-2A or H2-B petition in limited circumstances at the discretion of the Department of Homeland Security if specifically named on the petition.
Derivative H-4, L-2, O-3, and P-4 visas, issued to accompanying or following-to-join spouses and children, may not exceed the validity of the visa issued to the principal alien.
There is no reciprocity fee for the issuance of a J visa if the alien is a United States Government grantee or a participant in an exchange program sponsored by the United States Government.
Also, there is no reciprocity fee for visa issuance to an accompanying or following-to-join spouse or child (J-2) of an exchange visitor grantee or participant.
In addition, an applicant is eligible for an exemption from the MRV fee if he or she is participating in a State Department, USAID, or other federally funded educational and cultural exchange program (program serial numbers G-1, G-2, G-3 and G-7).
However, all other applicants with U.S. Government sponsorships, including other J-visa applicants, are subject to the MRV processing fee.
Under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), Canadian and Mexican nationals coming to engage in certain types of professional employment in the United States may be admitted in a special nonimmigrant category known as the "trade NAFTA" or "TN" category. Their dependents (spouse and children) accompanying or following to join them may be admitted in the "trade dependent" or "TD" category whether or not they possess Canadian or Mexican nationality. Except as noted below, the number of entries, fees and validity for non-Canadian or non-Mexican family members of a TN status holder seeking TD visas should be based on the reciprocity schedule of the TN principal alien.
Since Canadian nationals generally are exempt from visa requirement, a Canadian "TN' or "TD" alien does not require a visa to enter the United States. However, the non-Canadian national dependent of a Canadian "TN", unless otherwise exempt from the visa requirement, must obtain a "TD" visa before attempting to enter the United States. The standard reciprocity fee and validity period for all non-Canadian "TD"s is no fee, issued for multiple entries for a period of 36 months, or for the duration of the principal alien's visa and/or authorized period of stay, whichever is less. See 'NOTE' under Canadian reciprocity schedule regarding applicants of Iranian, Iraqi or Libyan nationality.
Mexican nationals are not visa-exempt. Therefore, all Mexican "TN"s and both Mexican and non-Mexican national "TD"s accompanying or following to join them who are not otherwise exempt from the visa requirement (e.g., the Canadian spouse of a Mexican national "TN") must obtain nonimmigrant visas.
Applicants of Iranian, Iraqi or Libyan nationality, who have a permanent resident or refugee status in Canada/Mexico, may not be accorded Canadian/Mexican reciprocity, even when applying in Canada/Mexico. The reciprocity fee and period for "TD" applicants from Libya is $10.00 for one entry over a period of 3 months. The Iranian and Iraqi "TD" is no fee with one entry over a period of 3 months.
Q-2 (principal) and Q-3 (dependent) visa categories are in existence as a result of the 'Irish Peace Process Cultural and Training Program Act of 1998'. However, because the Department anticipates that virtually all applicants for this special program will be either Irish or U.K. nationals, the Q-2 and Q-3 categories have been placed only in the reciprocity schedules for those two countries. Q-2 and Q-3 visas are available only at the Embassy in Dublin and the Consulate General in Belfast.
No S visa may be issued without first obtaining the Department's authorization.
V-2 and V-3 status is limited to persons who have not yet attained their 21st birthday. Accordingly, the period of validity of a V-2 or V-3 visa must be limited to expire on or before the applicant's twenty-first birthday.
Posts may not issue a T-1 visa. A T-1 applicant must be physically present in the United States, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands or a U.S. port of entry, where he/she will apply for an adjustment of status to that of a T-1. The following dependents of a T-1 visa holder, however, may be issued a T visa at a U.S. consular office abroad:
- T-2 (spouse)
- T-3 (child)
- T-4 (parent)
The validity of NATO-5 visas may not exceed the period of validity of the employment contract or 12 months, whichever is less.
The validity of CW-1 and CW-2 visas shall not exceed the maximum initial period of admission allowed by DHS (12 months) or the duration of the transition period ending December 31, 2014, whichever is shortest.
The validity of E-2C visas shall not exceed the maximum initial period of admission allowed by DHS (24 months) or the duration of the transition period ending December 31, 2014, whichever is shortest.
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Birth, Death, Burial Certificates
Birth, Marriage, and Death Certificates
Available. Birth (Izpisek iz maticnega registra o rojstvu) and Death Certificates (Izpisek iz maticnega registra o smrti) are available from the civil registrar (Maticar) at any of Administrative Unit (Upravna Enota) office in the country. The first certificate of birth or death is free, but subsequent copies require payment of a small fee. Individuals may also request the international version of the certificate which is issued in Slovene, English and six other languages. Applicants and their authorized representatives may apply for all certificates in person or by mail, or online, if no fee is required.
Marriage, Divorce Certificates
Birth, Marriage, and Death Certificates
Available. Marriage (Izpisek iz maticnega registra o sklenjeni zakonski zvezi) certificates are available from the civil registrar (Maticar) at any of Administrative Unit (Upravna Enota) office in the country. The first certificate of marriage is free, but subsequent copies require payment of a small fee. Individuals may also request the international version of the certificate which is issued in Slovene, English and six other languages. Applicants and their authorized representatives may apply for all certificates in person or by mail, or online, if no fee is required. For marriages, only civil marriages are legal and marriage by proxy is not permitted.
Same-sex marriage is not legally recognized in Slovenia.
Statement of Unmarried Status
Available. The civil registrar of any Administrative Unit will issue a certificate (Samski List) stating that the applicant is free to marry and that there are no legal impediments to the marriage.
Available. Copies of divorce judgments are available from the Family Law Division of the District Court (Družinski oddelek okrožnega sodišca) which decided the case. Only a divorce certificate obtained through a civil court is a legal document.
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Available. While Slovenes are not required by law to carry the identity card, the cards are proof of citizenship and permanent residence, so most Slovenes have one. The identity card contains the applicant's photograph, date and place of birth, permanent address, personal identification number, registry number, and signature. Applicants must apply in person for an identity card at any Administrative Unit (Upravna Enota) office in the country. In emergency cases, such as an urgent business trip, personal medical treatment, or the death or illness of a close relative, one can also apply for an identity card at the Ministry of Interior.
Police, Court, Prison Records
Police and Court Records
Available. Individuals may obtain a Certificate of No Criminal Record (Potrdilo o nekaznovanosti) from the Criminal Records Office (Kazenska evidenca) within the Ministry of Justice (Ministrstvo za Pravosodje), Zupanciceva 3, 1000 Ljubljana. Individuals may also obtain a Certificate of No Current Penal Proceedings (Potrdilo da oseba ni v kazenskem postopku) issued by the County Court (Okrajno sodišce) with jurisdiction over their place of residence. Immigrant visa applicants should request both documents along with certified English translations.
Available. A statement of the time spent in a criminal institution and the relevant charges can be obtained from the Department for the Execution of Penal Sanctions (Služba za izvrševanje kazenskih sankcij) within the Ministry of Justice (Ministrstvo za Pravosodje).
Available. The branch office of the Department of Defense (Uprava za Obrambo) located in the applicant's municipality will issue a Certificate of Military Service (Potrdilo o služenju vojaškega roka). Applicants must apply in person.
Passports & Other Travel Documents
Slovenia started to issue machine-readable passports with digital photos and dark red covers on March 1, 2001. In August 2006, Slovenia began issuing an e-passport with a chip that contains the biographic data as well as the digital image of the bearer. The biometric passports bear a red cover, but are distinguishable from non-biometric passports by the ICAO-mandated e-passport symbol on the front. Slovenia also issues dual-language passports in both Hungarian and Italian to its citizens who are members of those ethnic minorities. The format and security features of these documents are identical to the non-dual-language versions, except that all text, including that on the cover, is written in both Slovene and the other language.
Nonimmigrant and Immigrant visas for all of Slovenia. Residents of Slovenia may also apply for NIVs in Zagreb, if physically present in Croatia.
Although care has been taken to ensure the accuracy, completeness and reliability of the information provided, please contact the U.S. Embassy or Consulate where you plan to apply if you believe this information is in error or if you have further questions.